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Nexus One, HTC Hero, and HTC EVO 4G Receive OTA Updates

Douglas Carter
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Lots of OTA update news is hitting the web today, with word that Nexus One handsets on T-Mobile and AT&T are beginning to receive the official version of Android 2.2 (build number FRF85B) as of yesterday. In other update news, the second part of the Android 2.1 update for the GSM version of the HTC Hero is launching. At the same time, an OTA update for the HTC EVO 4G that launched yesterday is already being halted after multiple reports of the update bricking phones.

Engadget is reporting that they have received multiple tips that an Android 2.2 OTA update is being sent out to Nexus One handsets on AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Apparently, the update works for Nexus Ones running any build of Android (I'm assuming they meant from Android 2.1 and up, but not too sure.)

According to the Nexus One Board, "In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set."

HTC announced on their UK support page that the second part of the update to Android 2.1 has begun for GSM HTC Hero devices. HTC wrote how you can tell when the update is ready for your device:

In our commitment to providing you with the best user experience, we are pushing out a new firmware update to your HTC Hero. Your phone will receive a notification of this update when it is made available. Simply press OK to accept the update via a data connection such as Wi-Fi or GPRS/3G. After installing the update, you can confirm a successful update by confirming the Firmware version (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Firmware version). The new Firmware version will be 2.1.
Update Information: Android 2.1 Platform Upgrade
Note:Please back up your data first, and you have to upgrade your phone with the first FOTA package to be able to get the Android 2.1 FOTA upgrade.

In HTC EVO 4G news, MobileCrunch mentioned that an OTA update possibly aimed at fixing some of the errors affecting numerous devices began rolling out yesterday. However, the update has bricked numerous devices, and has been pulled by HTC and Sprint until they can find a fix. As for which users had the problem, MobileCrunch wrote that:

While the vast majority of this group admits that their handsets were rooted (read: hacked for customization’s sake), some are alleging that their EVOs were daisy-fresh factory configured units. Of those with supposedly standard units that are now broken, we’re told that the update appeared to come through a second time after updating. Thinking it was a two-part update or that they’d been chosen for some secret special upgrade, they tapped the update button again — and blammo, bricked phone. Unfortunately, a hard reset doesn’t seem to be fixing things for anyone we’re hearing from.

Chime in on the forums of comments if you received any of these updates.

Other Sources: Engadget, HTC, MobileCrunch

Image from Engadget